Nonlinear directional coupler with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity

D. R. Heatley, Ewan M Wright, J. Ehrlich, G. I. Stegeman

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Abstract

We present numerical results showing the effects of a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity on the switching characteristics of a nonlinear directional coupler. It is found that switching can still occur even when the diffusion length is equal to the waveguide separation but that then its threshold increases and becomes less pronounced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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directional couplers
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Nonlinear directional coupler with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity. / Heatley, D. R.; Wright, Ewan M; Ehrlich, J.; Stegeman, G. I.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 13, No. 5, 1988, p. 419-421.

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Heatley, D. R. ; Wright, Ewan M ; Ehrlich, J. ; Stegeman, G. I. / Nonlinear directional coupler with a diffusive Kerr-type nonlinearity. In: Optics Letters. 1988 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 419-421.
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